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After a year and a half of flying back and forth from the U.S. to Medellin looking for business ideas, I set my goals: 1. Get a job that I can save a lot of money doing. 2. Teach myself the skills needed to open my business.
At the end of 51 weeks working, I had saved about $18,000 and I sold my car which got me a little past twenty grand. I borrowed and additional $20,000 from my mom, bought a one-way ticket to Medellin, and jumped in with both feet.
Within three months of my arrival, I opened my restaurant, The Flip Flop Sandwich Shop, and the rest is history. Within three months of opening, I had the number one restaurant on TripAdvisor for Medellin.